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June 15-19, 2020 Newsletter

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June 1-5, 2020 Newsletter

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May 25-29, 2020 Newsletter

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May 18-22, 2020 Newsletter

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May 11-15, 2020 Newsletter

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May 4-8, 2020 Newsletter

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Summary Of HB 971

Download: H971 Modern Licensure Model for Alcohol Control 

Privatizes both retail liquor sales and wholesale distributions, effective January 1, 2020, eliminating local ABC boards and stores and allowing 1500 “base” liquor permits/outlets and more permits based on population increases and also on local liquor store elections, to be issued to grocery stores, convenience stores, variety stores, drugstores and to any retail “business” for the retail sale of liquor between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. A distillery permittee would be allowed to sell liquor it manufactures at up to three locations, providing for about 156 additional outlets.

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April 27-May 1, 2020 Newsletter

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April 20-24, 2020 Newsletter

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NC Association Of ABC Boards Recommends Buyback Policy For Restaurants

Read the press release here: ABC4-1-20

Materials from Vaughn Upshaw’s presentation on ABC board members duties and responsibilities

  1. Accountable ABC Boards
  2. Sample Expectations
  3. Sample Tools

Privatization Of Liquor Sales

“Privatization of Liquor Sales — What the State Would Lose by Shutting Down ABC” — an article by L.A. Williams and Rev. Mark H. Creech

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How To Access NC ABC Reports

The purpose of this document is to help North Carolina ABC Board General Managers, gain access to NC ABC Board reports using the NABCA SAM/Diveport application. You will need an internet connection to use this feature.

2018 General Managers Meeting

Presentations given at the 2018 General Managers Meeting in Greensboro:

Association Membership

Membership in the North Carolina Association of ABC Boards is open to all of the local ABC boards in North Carolina.

The Association’s By-laws concerning membership read as follows:

Article III

Section 1
Members. Membership in the Association shall be available to all county and municipal Alcoholic Beverage Control Boards in North Carolina.

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Alcohol Education

We’ve all heard the importance of “drinking responsibly,” but it’s not as common to hear an actual definition of what responsible alcohol use really is. So what does it mean to drink responsibly?

There are probably a lot of different answers to that question, but as it relates to binge drinking and the misuse of alcohol, one way is to consider the following responsible drinking guidelines, including the definition of a standard drink.

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Customers Give Their Local ABC Stores High Marks

North Carolina retail customers and business customers alike gave their local ABC liquor stores an overall grade of A- according to a recent statewide customer service telephone interview survey of 424 retail customers, 400 business customers, and 400 adult non-customers. Retail customers graded their local ABC liquor store higher overall than they graded their local grocery store, bank, discount store, and drug store. Retail and business customers also identified areas in which customer service at local ABC stores and community citizenship of the local ABC boards could be improved.

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Legislative News

Contact Legislators to Make a Difference

You can help the North Carolina Association of ABC Boards by contacting the Representatives and Senators who represent you in the Legislature. Effective lobbying requires both constituent contact and direct lobbying efforts. Below you will find below instructions on how to determine who represents you, and how to locate their contact information.

Legislators are dependent on your vote, as their constituent, and are always anxious to hear from you and to learn of your interests and issues.

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